Diamonds to Dust was formed in Poughkeepsie New York in 2012. They came together with the idea that people with different experiences and stories could come together to make music. The original lineup consisted of Jenna Sedlak (Vocals), Matt Colgan (drums), Ryan Cuifo (Bass), Vincent Drummond (Guitar), and Barry Elliott (Guitar, Backup Vocals). Together they wrote their first single Ashes to Ashes, but broke up shortly after, because their musical influences were too different. The members could not agree on a direction in which the band could move forward. In December of 2013 Barry Elliott decided to try Diamonds to Dust once again. This time he would use influences from metal, hard rock, and pop punk to create a solid foundation. By using bands such as A Day to Remember, Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Four Years Strong, Skillet, Chunk No Captain Chunk, Killswitch Engage, and For Today he began hitting the studio to record Diamonds to Dust debut album. With the recruitment of Joe Ayala, Angelica Hogue, Mike Odell, Nico Petroccitto, Brandon Zablocki and Melvin Houge the lineup was completed.
In the middle of 2014 Diamonds to Dust was signed to Manifest Records along with Hopewell Junction based Metalcore band If I Were You. After signing to Manifest Records Diamonds to Dust was able to release their debut album on October 31, 2014. Diamonds to Dust though they don’t claim to be a Christian band, they share a lot of Christian elements. Barry Elliott states “I’m glad they accept that Melvin, Angelica and I are Christians and that we like to write Christian music, just like we accept their personal beliefs. It would not be right to call us a Christian band when only three members are Christian”. Diamonds to Dust have released three singles off of their debut album titled Ashes to Ashes, A Letter to Someone In need, and The Straight and Narrow. Diamonds to Dust has also been signed to Japan based label Go With Me Records and has had successful release as well.
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